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  • Selected Poems of Oscar Wildeby Oscar Wilde

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde (1911) is a collection of poetry Wilde wrote when he was twenty-six years old. It is combined with some later works, including The Ballad of Reading Gaol, which displays Wilde's sensuousness and precocity. Though never well-received, Wilde's poetry is quite unique and deserves more attention than critics have been... more...

  • Confessions of a Poet Laureateby Charles Simic

    New York Review Books 2010; US$ 5.95

    A NEW YORK REVIEW E-BOOK ORIGINAL As former U.S. poet laureate Charles Simic has said, the secret to our identities lies not in grand events, but in the parentheses between events--and in these brief essays, we get a taste of this great poet's parenthetical observations and recollections. He takes us from his rattling house on a stormy New Hampshire... more...

  • The Giant Book of Poetry eBookby William Roetzheim

    Midpoint Trade Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    The Giant Book of Poetry is an illustrated anthology of over 575 poems, more than 750 pages and over 60 illustrations representing ancient, classical, modern, and contemporary time periods along with a good selection of English translations of world poets. Footnotes include notes on form, definitions for unusual words, and hints on interpretation.... more...

  • Poetry After 9/11by Dennis Loy Johnson; Valerie Merians

    Melville House 2011; US$ 14.95

    The 10th anniversary edition of this important and inspiring collection is a sweeping overview of poetry written in New York in the year after the 9/11 attacks. This 10th anniversary edition of the popular anthology contains poems by forty-five of the most important poets of the day, as well as some of the literary world?s most dynamic young voices,... more...

  • The Faceby David St. John

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 7.99

    A haunting and inventive book length sequence of poems from the distinguished author of Study for the World's Body. The Face is both fiercely lyrical and intimately conversational. Coming to terms with the failure of a great love, the speaker descends into his own dark night of the soul. Here are poems that explore the drama of the shattered... more...

  • The Forerunnerby Kahlil Gibran

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    "You are your own forerunner, and the towers you have builded are but the foundation of your own giant-self. And that self too shall be a foundation." "And I too am my own forerunner, for the long shadow stretching before me at sunrise shall gather under my feet at the noon hour. Yet another sunrise shall lay another shadow before me, and that also... more...

  • The Madmanby Kahlil Gibran

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    "This volume is in part translation from the Arabic parables, in part written directly in English. A small book of only seventy pages, it is a product of the poet's youth and early manhood, rich with promise of what was to follow. It is entirely of the East, with no shading of Western thought or content. It is an expression of the passionate inner... more...

  • The Cinnamon Peelerby Michael Ondaatje

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Michael Ondaatje?s selected poems,  The Cinnamon Peeler , brings together poems written between 1963 and 1990, including work from his most recent collection,  Secular Love . These poems bear witness to the extraordinary gifts that have won high praise for this truly original poet and novelist. more...

  • I Praise My Destroyerby Diane Ackerman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    Diane Ackerman's poems reveal her intense response to the several worlds of nature, science, and society. Her lyricism fuses wit and sobriety, meditation and activism, and she confronts us with figures both real and fantastic. As always, her strong connection with the natural world, the realms of language and literature, myth and imagination, combines... more...

  • Jaguar of Sweet Laughterby Diane Ackerman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    In A Natural History of the Senses Diane Ackerman revealed herself as a naturalist who writes with the sensuous immediately of a great poet. Now Jaguar of Sweet Laughter presents the work of a poet with the precise and wondering eye of a gifted naturalist. Ackermans's Olympian vision records and transforms landscapes from Amazonia to Antarctica, while... more...